LSU Visit Opened McCray's Eyes

Moses McCray (6/4, 275, 4.8) out of Tampa Bay, Florida took an official visit to LSU over the weekend. Earlier in the year the Hillsborough High School product gave a verbal commitment to Florida St. (FSU), but said he wanted to explore all of his options before he made his commitment official in February.

Moses McCray

"The trip was pretty good," McCray said. "Defensive end Sidell Corley was my host and I saw everything that I wanted to see. I saw the campus, the facilities, the game and I got a feel for the atmosphere in Baton Rouge. Some of the facilities at LSU were a little better than at Florida St., but that wouldn't be a factor in my decision.


"The main thing I wanted to see on this trip was if I would feel comfortable there or not and I did," McCray continued. "I felt comfortable as soon as I got to the campus. The weather and stuff kind of felt like Florida a little."


The game day atmosphere was everything the 4-star expected and some.


"It was loud and there were a lot of people there," McCray stated. "I was on the edge of my seat during the game and I thought LSU played very well.


"On Saturday I also got to meet a few of the recruits, some coaches and LSU players as well," McCray added. "The recruits I met were Lerentee McCray, Matt Patchan and Arthur Brown. We kind of talked about LSU, the game, recruiting and just general stuff. I also met Ali Highsmith, Kirston Pittman and Glenn Dorsey. They seemed like cool dudes. Then I spoke with coach [Les] Miles and coach [Earl] Lane. They really didn't pressure me about recruiting stuff and instead filled me in with some information about the team."'s #13 ranked defensive tackle did not feel pressure from the Seminoles coaching staff either, but said they did seem a little uneasy about his visit to Death Valley.


"Before I left for Baton Rouge, I informed the coaches at Florida St that I was making a visit to LSU," McCray said. "I do not think they really liked the idea, but they understood. I do not think any coach from any school would be pleased to know if a verbal commit was still taking other visits."


So why did McCray take the visit then?


"Well I kind of liked LSU from seeing them play on T.V.," he answered. "It seemed like they had a good program and people around here are always talking about LSU so I wanted to see it for myself."


Did the trip change anything with his commitment to Florida St.?


"I'd rather not comment on that right now," McCray said hesitantly.


If the FSU commit would reconsider his decision, would moving out of state be a factor?


"I wouldn't have a problem with it and that is kind of why I wanted to see if I would feel comfortable somewhere else," McCray stated. "That would be something that I would have to discuss with my mom though."


Note: McCray stated his team lost their first district game last Thursday and are currently 6-2 overall and 2-1 in district play.


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